Sun Trine Jupiter: Hope, Faith & Gifts

Sun Virgo trine Jupiter Capricorn

– September 9, 2020 (23:22 GMT+1)

On September 9th, action planet Mars turns retrograde and you may find yourself running in the wrong direction. When a planet turns retrograde, inevitably your plans change as you find yourself hitting a brick wall or your plans are altered.

Yet, on the same day as Mars moves into retreat, September 9th, there’s a glorious Sun-Jupiter trine aspect in earth signs. The Sun represents vitality, heat and warmth and Jupiter expands what it touches.

This is one of the luckiest planetary combinations between the Sun and Jupiter, symbolising visionary plans, big goals, a search for meaning, and a connection with the divine. Look out for new opportunities coming your way, and notice when and where you can say Yes to life.

Sometimes, it’s when you can’t do what you want that the detour or alternative plan works out well. The Sun-Jupiter connection is about making the best out of any situation, looking on the bright side and spreading optimism.

Jupiter Turns Direct

Also, Jupiter is slowing right down ready to turn direct on September 13th at 17 Capricorn. Therefore, if you have any planets/angles close to 17 degrees of all three of the earth signs, Taurus, Virgo & Capricorn, you’re plugged in to this positive vibe – allow a one degree orb either way.

Admittedly, Jupiter isn’t at home in Capricorn, where it feels constrained or restricted. Some things that expand or grow during this week’s Jupiter activity may not be what you want to hear or experience.

However, Jupiter in Capricorn knows how to combine the hard work ethic with hope and faith. Jupiter in an earth sign equals realistic dreams, it’s the practical idealist.

It’s a reminder not to believe that anything’s possible in the bonkers year that’s 2020. Yet, at the same time, keep seeking what is possible within the realms and limitations of our current reality.

My Gift To You

The Sun-Jupiter combination is perfect for gifting others, for being generous and big-hearted. That’s why I decided to share some of my weekly horoscopes with you.

They go out to paid subscribers every Sunday morning, giving them inside information into what’s happening and when. You can join the community here: Weekly.

The excerpts below will give you some ideas on how the Sun-Jupiter combination can play out for you this week. Yes, Mars is now retrograde but Jupiter encourages you to have hope & faith, to give & receive, to get in flow with life.

Enjoy your horoscope and do read both your Sun sign & your Ascendant sign.


If you’re looking for work or you’re open to new work-related opportunities, the astrology promises to deliver. Jupiter rules foreign connections and Jupiter turns direct in Capricorn on September 13th.

Look out for work that takes you abroad, expand your network or learn something new that will kick-start your progress. Jupiter’s the freedom planet, so if you’re not happy with your current job or situation, look out for an opportunity to move on and do things differently.

Make the most of Jupiter, the planet of good fortune and expansion, in your career and vocation sector until mid-December.

On September 9th, Jupiter teams up with the Sun in Virgo. This highlights your work and routine, your lifestyle and health. It’s a great combination for boosting your vitality and energy.


The Sun/Jupiter combination is lovely for you. It lights up the sector of your horoscope which rules all the good things in life. This includes love affairs, children and pregnancy, creative projects, entertainment, fun, luck and play.

This is the perfect time to prioritise pleasure and do more of what you love. It’s a good time for risk-taking and worth a flutter. Look out for new opportunities.

You might be proud of a child, meet someone irresistible, gain kudos for an artistic or creative achievement or get tickets for a much-desired form of entertainment.

Where Jupiter’s concerned, the more you put into life, the more you get back, so this isn’t the week to sit and do nothing. Instead, make the most of this positive vibe.

Your creativity is in full swing this week so tap into the artistic side of your nature. The more you put into your life outside of your work, the better. Unless your current job, profession or vocation is your passion. If so, then happy days.


This week’s stars indicate that you have an important role to play, perhaps within your family or with people close to you. Certainly, other people will be looking to you to make things beautiful or harmonious or to help with a home or property-related matter.

Jupiter turns direct in Capricorn on September 13th. This highlights joint finances and shared resources in your horoscope. Therefore, it’s about contracts and joint ventures.

Plus, this links in to the stunning Sun/Jupiter combination on September 9th. This planetary aspect is about togetherness, caring for the ones you love, feeling appreciated and supported in return. You may be blessed with an unexpected gift or want to reach out and help someone close.

If you feel a heart-to-heart would benefit someone you live with or a family member, this is the time to speak up. If you want to ask for a favour or loan, lend money or create an environment whereby you can help each other out, this is your opportunity.

The Sun/Jupiter combination promises celebration and good times.  You might be able to use your home to make money or take someone in as Jupiter represents protection and generosity.

How can you help others or how can someone close help you? There’s a wonderful vibe of give and take, so make the most of it.


The positive astrology this week is people-oriented. This means it’s a good time to reach out to people, to talk, gossip and share ideas. What you hear will expand your way of thinking and can bring in new opportunities.

Often when the Sun is in Virgo, you’re busier than usual. Your schedule is lively, you’re curious about life and keen to make new friends and go new places.

Make the most of the stunning Sun/Jupiter combination mid-week.  Do whatever feels right to extend your network and get to know people close to where you live.

Siblings and neighbours are part of the planetary picture. There may be good news for someone close to you or someone leaves and moves away, which could be a blessing in itself.

Jupiter’s change of direction on September 13th is powerful for you as Jupiter turns direct in Capricorn, your relationship sector. It may be a stand-out weekend for love when you’re more than ready for something special to happen.​​​​​​​ It’s not only about your personal 1-to-1’s, as all partnerships are emphasised.


The Sun/Jupiter connection on September 9th feels lucky for you. The Sun is your ruler and Jupiter expands what it touches. Look out for new opportunities or good news that comes your way. Take a risk, take a chance and be expansive.

Jupiter represents optimism and the more positive you are, the more in sync you are with life. This is the time to believe that good things will happen and come your way. Have faith and trust in life.

The Sun/Jupiter connection taps in to your caring nature when there’s a strong sense of give and take. Helping someone out close to you, receiving a gift or offer of help. The natural flow of money works both ways and what you give out, you receive back in return.

For some of you, this potentially abundant connection could coincide with good news about money, a cash bonus or wealth flowing your way.

Yet, as Jupiter rules freedom, you might decide to move away from a materialistic lifestyle.  This could mean cutting financial ties or removing yourself from a financial obligation. It’s about setting things up so your money works for you and benefits you personally.

Jupiter turns direct in Capricorn and your work and lifestyle sector on September 13th. This might bring a new work opportunity or freedom from a job or routine.  It’s about doing what’s right for you health-wise too.


The Sun/Jupiter connection on September 9th promises good news for you as both planets are in earth signs. The Sun is shining bright in your star sign Virgo and Jupiter is in Capricorn and your romance sector. This favours new love or your love for a child, a pet or your personal passion.

Jupiter is linked to travel, higher education, the law and publishing so one of these areas may currently be highlighted for you. If an offer comes your way this week, jump at the chance. If you want to be bold and brave and do something different, life is calling you forth.

Jupiter loves risk-taking, big vision, excitement and adventure. You might mark this week’s joyful astrology by saying Yes to a new experience. The more you put into your life, the more you will get back in return.


The Sun/Jupiter combination on September 9th promises good news. It taps into your spiritual source and a reminder that God is in the detail.

You may be pleasantly surprised when you receive some tender loving care and kindness.  This is an important week to consider what gives you faith in life as Jupiter, the big planet, is linked to meaning, purpose and hope.

Jupiter turns direct on September 13th in Capricorn, the star sign at the base of your horoscope. This is about your roots and where you come from, your home and family. It would be a wonderful weekend for a family celebration or to set off on a trip into your past.

Also, this is a key time to be thinking about where you live and making the place better for yourself and/or your family. Keep things simple this week and focus on whatever nurtures and sources you.


The Sun/Jupiter combination on September 9th hints at good news for a friend, a reason for celebration. If you want to join a new group or you hear about a social occasion that’s right up your street, reach out to others, ask for an invitation and make new friends.

Jupiter’s energy is strong at the weekend, when it turns direct in Capricorn and your communication and community sector on September 13th. This would be an ideal weekend to line up a get-together or celebration. It’s perfect astrology for socialising and having fun.

You might be invited to lead a group of people on or around this date, to share your experience or knowledge, to teach others or learn something new. This is a good time for selling or marketing, for advising or coaching others.

If any new opportunity comes your way at the weekend, it’s worth accepting. A last-minute invitation or spontaneous conversation could be the start of something special.


Jupiter is your ruling planet and turns direct on September 13th. Whatever’s been on hold in your life, this is the equivalent of the floodgates opening as fresh energy pours in.

The Sun/Jupiter combination on September 9th is potentially packed full of good fortune too. You might land a new job, hear about an opportunity to work abroad, be asked to teach, present or share your experiences.

Jupiter is the planet of expansion and growth so this is not the time to play small. Stretch your comfort zone and say Yes to any new opportunity that comes your way. This is a powerful time for manifestation.

One of the blessings that Jupiter bestows upon you is the ability to remain positive and optimistic and be philosophical about life, even when times are tough.

Also, look out for the person who steps in to help you or offers you a gift or compliment. Jupiter turns direct in Capricorn and your personal money sector. This can be about financial reward but it’s about feeling valued and increasing your self-worth too.


The Sun-Jupiter aspect highlights travel, study and any activity which broadens your horizons.  It would be a wonderful week to book a trip and have something to look forward to. You might be keen to study or expand your learning.

Look out for new opportunities which come your way and be ready to say Yes. What you learn or discover via a book, course, talk or event could pique your curiosity and set you on a new path. Beginning any form of study which takes you through to the end of the year is a good move.

There may be positive news if you’re involved in the world of publishing, the media or the law. Show off your skills and talents.

This is not a week to let negativity in. Instead, focus on being positive and look on the bright side. Make the most of strong Jupiter vibes this week and know that you have the planet of good fortune boosting your star sign until mid December.


Jupiter is the planet of hope and faith and when Jupiter is strong, this can coincide with an opportunity to be lucky and take a risk.

If you play your cards right, you could work out an agreement that not only suits you but ensures your future security.  This is because the Sun in Virgo rules joint finances and shared resources in your horoscope.

This would be a good time to sign a contract, finalise a deal, talk to your boss, be the boss, get agreements in writing.  Plus, on the Sun/Jupiter trine aspect on September 9th, trust your intuition.

Make a key decision that will affect your financial future in a positive way. The flow of money, goodwill or abundance could indicate a windfall, a cash bonus, a gift or return on investment. Look out for money coming your way and be generous in your giving.

On September 13th, Jupiter turns direct in Capricorn. There may be a turning point close to this date with regard to a financial or legal matter.​​​​​​​


You have luck on your side this week as your ruling planet, Jupiter, turns direct on September 13th. Jupiter is the planet of opportunity and good fortune, expansion and optimism.

The mid-week astrology is ripe for love and celebration. The Sun in Virgo and your relationship sector teams up with big planet, Jupiter, on September 9th. Expand your network and be sociable. Celebrate a good friend’s win or achievement, join a new group or association.

The mid-week astrology is positive for love, marriage or meeting someone new. It could, however, symbolise a divorce or breaking free as Jupiter is the planet of freedom. Either way, it’s helping you create the relationship situation you want and that suits you.

For some of you, the Sun/Jupiter combination spells good news for a partner, personal or professional. You might benefit from another person’s triumph or celebrate alongside them.

There’s a feel-good factor to the Jupiter energy so make the most of it. Be around people who boost your confidence and make you feel good about yourself.

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Mars Retrograde

Mars Retrograde

2020: Mars turns retrograde on September 9 at 28° Aries and returns to 15° Aries on  November 13, 2020

Mars was the god of war for the Romans and through the years war-like attributes became associated with planet Mars. In Astrology Mars has come to represent the aggressive principle. Fearless Mars is courageous, reckless and driven by passion. Mars indicates action generally, along with motivation, your “get up and go”.  Mars is associated with physical energy, willpower, intense focus, determination, anger and all aggressive instincts. Mars also governs men and traditionally male dominated activities like sports, police, the military, war and testosterone driven male energy in general especially young men.

In your own birth chart Mars reveals how you go about getting what you want and need, your personal energy patterns and passion – your own distinctive style of moving through life. Mars in the birth chart for women also reveals the type of men you attract into your life and for men Mars indicates your male role models and the type of male friends you attract.

Mars takes around 2 years to travel the full zodiac wheel and once during this period appears to slow down and back up in orbit. In comparison, every other planet retrogrades every year (except Venus). When Mars turns retrograde it orbits closer to Earth and shines more brightly in the night sky making its influence stronger.  Mars usually stays in a sign 6-8 weeks, but when retro it stays in a sign for around 6 months.

On 9/9/20  Mars goes retrograde for the first time since June 26, 2018.  Mars stays retro for 2 months, turning around at 28° Aries and reversing to 15° Aries before moving direct again on 11/13/20. Mars rules pioneering fire sign Aries and is the co-ruler of powerful water sign Scorpio so these two signs tend to be the most affected by Mars retrograde and people with Sun, rising sign or other significant planets at the degrees Mars retrogrades through need to be more aware of Mars retro effects too.

When Mars travels in his own sign of Aries it emphasizes the positive Aries traits of breaking through barriers and trail blazing leadership for the rest of us to follow. Mars in Aries is valiant, filled with courage and has ability to leap first and figure out how to land on the way down. Mars in Aries understands you must get things off your chest in spite of the consequences, which leads to the downside qualities. Untamed Mars/Aries is bombastic, abusive and narcissistic.

When Mars goes retrograde in Aries it becomes very important to be more aware of how all these qualities manifest in your own life, to dig deeper and become more conscious so that you can manage this energy better. Here’s a quote from Peter Coyote born with Mars retro in Aries, who seems to have realized this, Where I didn’t have the maturity and the compassion to consider other people’s needs, I did a lot of damage. ~ Peter Coyote

When a planet is retrograde the energy is more internalized, and when active Mars reverses if not handled appropriately energy can back up and implode. Think of Mars retrograde as a classic muscle car speeding down the highway when suddenly the red engine light comes on. You’ve got to pull over to figure out what the situation is or risk engine failure. It means you need to slow down and pay attention to figure out what needs to be done to get your energy moving again. It only becomes a problem if you ignore the indicator eventually causing major damage.

Mars retro can mean things which were going full steam ahead get off track for a while or seem to dissipate altogether. They will come back though, and like the muscle car metaphor, if problems aren’t dealt with during the retro phase things do move forward again, but the problems continue too and can get worse!

Mars retrograde in the birth chart needs interpretation because it can indicate different things, depending upon what sign and house it is in and how Mars relates to the rest of the planets in the birth chart (the aspects involved). For example Mars retrograde in the first house could indicate early life health problems held the person back from physical activity and if Mars is in a water sign (Cancer, Scorpio or Pisces) it might mean emotional issues arising from this setback take a long time for the person to get over. But if Mars retro is in a fire sign (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius) the person has more ability to bounce back and move forward more easily.

I like this article by astrologer Nadia Gilchrist Mars Retrograde in the Natal Chart: When Yang Energy Goes Yin  Here is an excerpt: Its energy is internalized. Think about what Mars stands for: moving forward, being aggressive, starting something. This is true no matter what sign it’s in. If there is an internal focus, you’re going to express its energy very differently. You’re rebelling, but it’s an internal rebellion. A common misconception is that Mars retrograde is weak. This is simply not true; its energy is redirected.”

Mars retro in the birth chart can also indicate a delayed start in life for any number of reasons such as having no male role model in early life so that getting in touch with traits like will power, the ability to initiate and learning how to handle aggressive instincts takes longer to achieve or is never actualized at all. And for a women it can mean their early male role models (or lack of any) gave them a fractured concept about men so they tend to choose inappropriate men to bond with along with all the problems that brings.

Mars retrograde can also mean the person’s timing is off kilter. They might hesitate to take a chance at something when the time is lined up for them, then when they finally do get up the nerve circumstances have changed so things don’t manifest for them.  It could also be outer conditions delay them or get in the way. For example a young person is ready to leave for college, but a parent dies or gets an illness so the person feels the responsibility to stay home to help out and their education is put off and may not resume until much later if at all.

Having Mars retrograde does not mean lack of success however.  Many famous people who have achieved much were born with Mars retro. Mozart, born with Mars retro in Cancer, was a child prodigy and musical genius for all time. Mikhail Baryshnilkov considered one of the greatest ballet performers ever, has Mars retrograde in Virgo, and basketball legend Michael Jordan has Mars, which rules sports, retro in Leo. Joan Crawford who is ranked as number ten among the greatest female stars of all time by The American Film Institute, was born with Mars retro in Libra which rules glamor and the arts.  Judy Garland whose fame began in young age and is still known world wide as Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz has Mars retrograde in Sagittarius. These famous examples let us know that Mars retrograde may actually help individuals dig deeper to find their inner passion and strength of purpose, and when they do, their achievements can be astounding!

This current Mars retrograde is an excellent time to go deeper to find your own passion and discover more about your own motivations. And since Mars retros in his own sign of Aries there is even greater emphasis on discovering your inner flame which will light the fire of your next project, life plan and better realization of your life’s purpose.  Mars retro in Aries says dig deeper then get going!

Here is a list of other famous people born with Mars Retrograde from the Celebrity Astro Search Engine from Astro Seek. A great resource especially if you’d like to do your own research. One interesting thing I noticed when I listed these Mars retro people by sign, is that certain signs have many famous people born with Mars retrograde while others had few, like Taurus and Aquarius. Seems like a good subject to do some more research about, maybe while Mars is retro!

People tell me I’m from Mars all the time. ~ Joni Mitchell, born with Mars retrograde in Gemini.

Famous People born with Mars Retrograde

In Aries
Elia Kazan
Bernie Sanders
Peter Coyote
Otis Redding
Paul Simon
Art Garfunkel
Tom Fogerty
Anne Rice
Chubby Checker
Anne Tyler
Cass Elliot
Sally Kirkland
Anne Seymour
Eddie Steeples

In Taurus:
Bram Stoker
Louisa May Alcott
Leon Trotsky
Chuck Berry
Richard Crenna
Louise Hay
Lee Grant
Jamie Lee Curtis
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
Neve Campbell

In Gemini
Ludwig van Beethovan
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Virginia Woolf
Martin Luther King, Jr
Ben Kingsley
Sam Sheppard
Joni Mitchell
Billie Jean King
Tim Robbins
Jim Morrison
Viggo Morgensteen

In Cancer
William S. Burroughs
Noam Chomsky
Mikhail Gorbachev
David Lynch
Dolly Parton
Diane Keaton
Kenneth Branagh
Wayne Gretzky
Daryl Hannah
Ashton Kutcher
Tara Reid

In Leo
Benjamin Disraeli
James Dean
Robert Duvall
Rip Torn
Boris Yeltzin
James Earl Jones
Claire Bloom
Eckhart Tolle
Dianne Wiest
Billy Crystal
James Taylor
Jennifer O’Neill
Steven Tyler
Bernadette Peters
Michael Jordan

In Virgo
Henry Wordsworth Longfellow
Clarke Gable
William Holden
Bing Crosby
Betty Ford
Michael Caine
Phillip Roth
Kim Novak
Barbara Hersey
Yoko Ono
Nina Simone
Alice Cooper
Mikhail Baryshnikov
Robert Downey junior
Martin Lawrence
Sarah Jessica Parker
Chelsea Clinton
Christina Ricci
Zooey Deschanel

In Libra
Sigmund Freud
Irving Berlin
Pope John Paul II
Joan Crawford
Ida Lapino
Anais Nin
Peggy Lee
Dudley Moore
Eric von Daniken
Cybill Shepherd
Peter Gabriel
Karen Carpenter
Bobby McFerrin
Tim McGraw
Seth Rogen
Kirsten Dunst

In Scorpio
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Henry Fonda
Robert Penn Warren
Ravi Shankar
Morgan Freeman
Colleen McCullough
Sally Kellerman
Waylon Jennings
Liam Neeson
David Byrne
Mary McDonnell
Steven Seagal
Marilu Henner
David Icke
Mark Zuckerburg
Emily Beecham
Sophia Turner

In Sagittarius
Czar Nicholas I
Ho Chi Minh
Stan Laurel
Judy Garland
George Talei
Roger Zelazney
Saddam Hussein
Christopher Lee
Bill Blass
Pierre Cardin
George Carlin
Jack Nicholson
Angela Merkel
Hugo Chavez
Cate Blanchette
Steffi Graff
Anne Heche
Ricky Scaggs
Ice Cube
Peter Dinklage
Wes Anderson

In Capricorn
Thomas Mann
Annie Oakley
Robert Heinlein
Frida Kahlo
Barbara Stanwyck
Wes Craven
Peter Bogdanvich
George Hamilton
Ginger Baker
Valerie Harper
Kathleen Turner
Sonja Sotamayor
Freddie Prinze
Jim Belushi
Shia Lebeau
Lindsey Lohan
Cody Lightening
Elijah Kelley
Mary-Kate Olsen
Kellie Pickler

In Aquarius
Haile Selassie
Mae West
Lauren Bacall
Buddy Hackett
Martin Freeman
Allison Krauss
David Arquette
Jason Loesenstein

In Pisces
Art Tatum
James Baldwin
Carroll O’Connor
Fess Parker
Phyllis Shafly
Theresa May
Linda Hamilton
Kim Cattrall
Debbie Boone
Adam Arkin
Maren Jensen
Gary Cole
David Copperfield
Tsai Ing-wen
Quvenzhané Wallis

Mars Retrograde: Attack Or Retreat?

Mars Retrograde – September 9 to November 13, 2020

Action planet Mars has been in Aries, one of its signs of rulership, since the end of June 2020. This was always going to be an important transit of Mars as it stays in fiery, fierce Aries until early January 2021.

A whole six months of Mars ramping up the action. Activism and protests are constantly in the news and this strong Mars is adding fire and fuel to protests against the government, the police, big corporations (Capricorn themes).

There are other factors to pay attention to as well, primarily that Mars clashes with the trio of planets in Capricorn – Jupiter, Saturn & Pluto – and is retrograde, i.e. on go slow for almost ten weeks. The retrograde period begins this week.

Retrograde Mars

Usually, when Mars is retrograde, the planet is said to be weakened, its energy not so strong. Traditionally, it’s a time to retreat, rework your strategy, gather fresh troops or support ready to go on the attack once again when Mars powers forward.

Yet, we haven’t seen Mars retrograde in Aries for quite some time (see below) and this could be a different experience. More likely than not, Mars retrograde in Aries is still going to feel busy and active, even if it means changing tactics or doing things differently. We’ll soon find out.

On a personal level, notice where Mars falls in your horoscope. It turns retrograde at 28 degrees Aries and direct at 15 degrees Aries. More likely than not, it will be in one sector of your horoscope for the whole of the second half of this year.

Here’s a quick reminder of what the 12 houses rule – read both your Sun sign & Ascendant sign.

  • Aries: Physical body, personal goals
  • Taurus: Inner work, retreat
  • Gemini: Friends & groups, society, politics
  • Cancer: Career & vocation, parents, authority figures
  • Leo: Education; travel & new experiences
  • Virgo: Joint finances, your sex life
  • Libra: Relationships, contracts
  • Scorpio: Work & health, service
  • Sagittarius: Creativity, children, love affairs
  • Capricorn: Home & property, your family & past
  • Aquarius: Communication, siblings & neighbours
  • Pisces: Personal money, your self-worth

Also, it might be helpful to look back to what’s happened in the past when Mars was retrograde, which happens approximately once every two years. Here are the previous dates:

  • June 26 to August 27 2018 – Mars retrograde in Aquarius/direct in Capricorn
  • April 17 to June 29 2016 – Mars retrograde in Sagittarius/direct in Scorpio
  • March 1 to May 20 2014 – Mars retrograde in Libra/direct in Libra

Mars retrograde tends to have the most impact for Aries & Scorpio, Mars’ signs of rulership, plus if you have Mars strong in your horoscope. With my Scorpio Sun & Aries Ascendant, Mars’ retrograde always feels personal.

Themes are usually around feeling powerless or lacking control or strength. This can play out as low energy or a physical ailment. Mars retrograde is a time when you can’t get ahead as fast as you would like, you have to learn patience, sometimes the hard way, and it’s wise to take good care of your physical health.

Already since late June, with Mars moving over my Ascendant and through my 1st house – physical body – I’ve had a biopsy on a mark on my face (Aries rules the head), a major tooth extraction, a wasp sting (Mars rules all things sharp) & I put my back out slowing me down. So yes, it’s personal, which is why I’m prioritising my health!

Mars In Retreat

Check out where Mars is going to be in retreat in your horoscope and pay close attention. It’s important to choose your battles wisely over the next couple of months and not waste your precious time or energy.

In astrology, Mars is the soldier or worker. In retreat, Mars takes a step back, gets his/her tools ready for doing battle later in the year, reworks his/her strategy or goes on strike.

Yet, don’t give up on what you’re trying to do or achieve. 2020 is teaching us that we have to consider carefully what we can and can’t do. We’re required to be flexible, stealthy even and find new ways of making things happen.

Keep busy and active, push for independence or fight for your rights, but keep trying different tactics and have plans B, C and D up your sleeve. Be willing to accept failure and learn from your mistakes and don’t go running blindly in the wrong direction. Keep stopping, check your progress and notice when you need to readjust your plans.

And, finally, if you have big plans afoot or this is a major period of preparation for you, aim to be ready by mid-November, when Mars is back up to speed.

You may also like to read Mars Enters Aries: Power Surge which includes the dates of the squares between Mars and the planets in Capricorn.

Weekly Horoscopes

If you want to keep up-to-date with all the aspects that Mars makes between now and mid-November, the weekly horoscopes & astrology newsletter are your must-read guide. They are great value at less than £1 a week – to find out more and sign up today, click here: Weekly.

  • * Mars was last retrograde in Aries in 1988 (August to October) and before then in 1973 (September to November), although on both occasions, Mars wasn’t retrograde in Aries for the whole time – in 1988, it turned direct in Pisces and in 1973, it turned retrograde in Taurus. 1973 is most interesting from a symbolic perspective as it was the winter of power cuts & the miner’s strike in the UK.

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Weekly Astrology Forecast September 7 – 13, 2020

This Week’s Major Aspects

07-Sep-20 Saturn square Juno
To commit or not to commit, that is the question.

08-Sep-20 No major aspects

09-Sep-20 Mars stations retrograde. Sun trine Jupiter.
Have faith, even if goals and plans are waylaid. It’s time to reassess strategy, renew strength and restore courage.

10-Sep-20 Last Quarter Moon in Gemini, Mercury opposite Chiron
Words can hurt – use them carefully but don’t avoid the truth. A difficult conversation may lead to a turning point.

11-Sep-20 Sun opposite Neptune
Disorientation. A hall of mirrors. Feeling defeated or deflated.
Remind yourself of what is meaningful. Selfless service.

12-Sep-20 No major aspects

13-Sep-20 Jupiter stations direct. Venus trine Chiron
After a time of restriction, an opportunity for growth.
Finding the beauty in an imperfect world. Love is healing.

Painting – ‘Vase with Red Gladioli’ by Vincent van Gogh

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